ISLAMABAD: Authorities at New Islamabad International Airport on Thursday arrested a suspected human smuggler attempting to flee out of the country.
The Pakistani national, identified as Gohar Ali, was attempting to leave the country with a fake travel permit for Italy. He was first offloaded from the plane and then arrested.
Ali later confessed to forging the travel permit with the assistance of a human smuggling racket.
Subsequently, the suspect was shifted to the anti-human smuggling and trafficking cell in the federal capital.
Earlier, on November 26, a mobile smuggler was arrested for manhandling a customs official after being caught red-handed at the New Islamabad International Airport.
Upon the discovery of the contraband, the smuggler tried to flee but custom officials managed to nab him after he tore an officer’s uniform during the scuffle.